It’s supposed to be a showcase for new clothing.

But New York Fashion Week swapped costly couture for titillating sticky tape, yesterday – when models took to the runway in nearly nothing.

A troupe of beauties left onlookers slack-jawed by their presence at The Angel Orensanz Foundation in Manhattan on Sunday evening, where they left very little to the imagination.

And, judging by these images, it’s easy to see why.

Showcasing a project by fashion designer Joel Alvarez, the women sported rather unconventional attire, which consisted of adhesive strips strategically-placed to protect their modesty.

A model walks the runway during the Black Tape Project at New York Fashion Week
(Image: Getty Images North America)
The outfit left little to the imagination
(Image: Getty Images North America)